The Daffodil Day Luncheon is over. You can still make a donation to Daffodils4Detroit.
Your gift of $25 will plant 125 daffodils.
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Special Note from Robin Heller: You can make a Daffodil Difference!
Please consider one of these levels for yourself, for your branch, for businesses you patronize,
or for a shared gift from members of your family or a group of friends. Thank you for your continuing support.
Donors, to assure you receive full recognition for your donation, please mail checks or make an on-line donation by March 25, 2022.
The April 20, 2022 Daffodil Day Luncheon was sold out!
Double Golden$5,000 or more
- Acknowledgement on the website, social media, on site signage, from the lectern, and a commemorative framed Daffodil Day Tile.
- Acknowledgement on the website, social media, on site signage, and a Daffodil Day Tile.
- Acknowledgement on the website, social media, and on site signage
2022 Daffodils4Detroit Donors
William & Mary Schwark
Seminole Arts Incubator, Detroit, in memory of Scott Koué
Robin & Bill Heller
Mead Lexus of Lakeside
Junior League Gardeners
Moonglow Garden Club
Troy Garden Club
Trailwood Garden Club
Cecily O’Connor: in memory of Jim O’Connor & Scott Koué
Cecily O’Connor: in honor of Julie Beals (2020-22) & Bobbi Polk 2022-24)
Lynn Stinson: in memory of Arlene and Addison H. Brown III,
Mrs. Kena Corbett, Dr. John Dorsey, Ned & Dee Heinzerling,
Mrs. Claudia James & Mrs. Jayne Sutton
In Kind Donations
Table decorations created and sponsored by the following Michigan Division Farm & Garden Branches:
Clarkston Farm & Garden, County Downs, Country Garden Club of Northville, Franklin, Grosse Pointe Farm & Garden Club, Milford,
Moonglow, Port Huron, Rochester, Trailwood, Troy Garden Club, & Warren.
Breath of Spring Florist: in memory of Susan Chambers
Seminole Arts Incubator Detroit – Daffodil installation
2022 Daffodils4Detroit Committee
Claudia Scioly, Founder
Bloomﬁeld Hills Branch
Cecily O’Connor, Visionary
Troy Branch Branch
City of Detroit
Indian Village Branch
Belle Isle Conservancy
Grosse Pointe Farm & Garden Branch
Robin Heller, Committee Chair
Country Garden Club Of Northville
2021 Daffodils4Detroit E-Tour: Daffodils on Belle Isle & in Detroit
Covid caused the 2020 Daffodils4Detroit luncheon to be canceled. In 2021, it remained unwise to hold a large gathering. Daffodils4Detroit adapted to the times. In April of 2021, Barry Burton, “green man” of landscape design for the City of Detroit, took us on-line for a Zoom Tour, tickets were sold for $25 each. The 2021 “Daffodils: Belle Isle & Detroit E-Tour” allowed us to see how much beauty Daffodils4Detroit has helped create. Artist Laurie Tennent created a “Belle Isle” collection in her on-line gallery and donated a generous part of her sales that spring. The Daffodil Shop, on-line, sold Daffodil Day tiles and notecards as well. All profits went to support Daffodils4Detroit. A special addition to the E-Tour came from Rachel Lutz’s, owner of the Peacock Room. She staged a entertaining live Zoom auction. A generous portion of her sales were donated to Daffodils4Detroit. Many daffodil lovers stepped up and made donations. Daffodils4Detroit was able to continue its work of spreading beauty and hope. Special thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible including Barry Burton, Robin Heller, Aislinn Scofield, Rachel Lutz, Laurie Tennent, and many others.
Condensed History and Chronology of the Daffodils4Detroit Project
By Robin Heller
October 13, 2009 — Lyndon Miller speaks at a luncheon at the Detroit Yacht Club about the Daffodil Project in Manhattan. The luncheon was organized by Cecily O’Connor, Bloomfield Hills Branch (tickets $85 & $125 for daffodil patrons)
April 27, 2010 — First Daffodil Luncheon organized at the DYC by Claudia Scioly, Ann Arbor branch (tickets $25 WNFGA members, $35 guests)
2012 Luncheon Notables — (a) Aislinn Scofield creates the signature image/notecard using the Lady Bird Johnson quote, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” The notecard was distributed as a luncheon favor. (b) Daffodil Project announces the vision of celebrating each life in the Detroit region by planting 4,000,000 bulbs.
2012 — Michigan Division Council Meeting — Michigan Division approves Daffodil Project as a Division project beginning in 2013.
2017 Luncheon Notables — (a) Introduction of Daffodils4Detroit name and planting expansion from Belle Isle into Detroit (b) City of Detroit proclamation —envisioned and shepherded through the process by Michigan Division member and former president Sheila Kneeshaw— that the third Wednesday in April would Daffodils4Detroit Day (c) D4D receives Spirit of Detroit award from the City of Detroit.
September 2017 — D4D receives the President’s Award, Keep Michigan Beautiful’s hightest award.
April 25, 2018 — City of Detroit announces goal to plant 1,000,0000 daffodils in the city by 2020.
Fall 2018 — D4D reaches goal of 650,000 bulbs planted on Belle Isle, representing one bulbs for each City of Detroit resident.
2019 — 10th annual Daffodil Day Luncheon
2020 — In-person luncheon cancelled due to the pandemic; donations were accepted.
2021 — Committee hold VIRTUAL Daffodil Day due to pandemic, donations were accepted.